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Equestrian Sport

FEI warns sport is ‘as good as dead’ if not cleaned up
Lord John Stevens, head of the ethics committee for the FEI (international equestrian federation), wasn’t kidding around at the organization’s annual meeting last week, when he told delegates that they needed to approve a series of recommendations aimed at cleaning up the sport and its image. From NJ.com. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Wild horse activists buzz Denver with anti-Salazar banner
Wild horse advocates tried to challenge a federal relocation proposal by flying a banner over Denver this afternoon that called Interior Secretary Ken Salazar “the slaughter czar.” From The Denver Post. Read more >>

HSUS offers reward in case of abandoned horses
The case of five emaciated horses found abandoned in a Pierce County forest has prompted the Humane Society of the United States to offer a $2,500 reward for information leading to arrests and convictions. From Seattle PI. Read more >>

Racing News

That’s why it’s Horse of YEAR
The divisive debate over Horse of the Year honors is not entirely about Rachel Alexandra versus Zenyatta, who the better horse is, or East versus West. From ESPN. Read more >>

In Other News

Class explores the proper handling of animal rescues
It’s not the kind of thing most people have to deal with, but if you’re ever faced with a 1,500-pound horse stuck in a ditch, its legs buried in mud, there’s only one way to get it out. From The Baltimore Sun. Read more >>

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